Post Guides and Publications

Click - The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas Constitution & By-Laws

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas Constitution and By-Laws

 

The ALA Department of Texas Constitution and By-Laws.  The Constitution contains the fundamental principles which govern our operation.  The Bylaws establish the specific rules of guidance by which the Post is to function. The constitution will serve to:

 

  • Clarify our purpose

  • Delineate basic structure

  • Provide the cornerstone for building an effective group

  • Allow members and potential members to have a better understanding of what the organization is all about and how it functions. 

 

The Constitution covers the fundamental principles but does not prescribe specific procedures for operating your organization.  Bylaws set forth in detail the procedures we must follow to conduct business in an orderly manner.  They provide further definition to the Articles of the Constitution and can be changed more easily as the needs of the organization change. 

The American Legion Unit Handbook

 

The The American Legion Auxiliary Unit Handbook is a comprehensive source of information on the American Legion Auxiliary, its programs, Unit operations, procedures, membership eligibility and prescribed ceremonies.  It is provided to assist the Unit’s officers in conducting business and directing the activities of the Unit.  A successful Unit is a supportive partner to the Post and a positive force in the community. Additional publications on various programs and procedures are available through your Department Headquarters and on the National Auxiliary Website at www.ALAforVeterans.org

Click - The American Legion Auxiliary Unit Handbook

The American LegionAuxiliary

Unit Management Guide

 

The Unit Management Guide was designed to provide members of the American Legion Auxiliary the opportunity to learn about the organization, our purpose, our ideals and our goals.

Click - The American Legion Auxiliary Unit Management Guide

Click - Department of Texas Constitution & By-laws

American Legion Auxiliary

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation:  

A Guide for Volunteers

 

This guide book contains the policies and procedures of the American Legion Auxiliary that govern volunteer service rendered by our members.  The following volunteer programs, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) and Service to Veterans (the combination of the American Legion Auxiliary programs formerly known as Field Service and Home Service) are a significant part of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation (VA&R) Committee. Information pertaining to the VA&R Committee structure and budget is also located in this guide book. For additional information about VA&R and its service programs, please refer to the annual VA&R Plan of Action at www.ALAforVeterans.org.

 

Click - ALA Department of Texas Pubs Web Site

 

The American Legion Auxiliary 

Department of Texas 

Forms and Publications

 

The ALA Department of Texas provides a service to ALA members, where members can download some of the more commonly requested publications.  The publications are downloadable in Adobe Acrobat PDF.  Examples of some of the publications and forms contained on the site are listed below:

 

  • Poppy Program

  • Public Relations - Awards, Contests, Guidelines And Other Tips Of Interest

  • Membership Information

  • Flag Information

  • Music for Military Departments

  • Officer Duties

  • Cancer Research

 

Click - ALA Department of Texas Governance Policy Documents

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas Governance Policy Documents

 

As a service to itis members, the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas provides access to various Policy documents designed to assist the Unit in managing its affairs.  Included are: 

 

  • Unit Mission Statement

  • Unit Governance Policy

  • IRS Guidelines for Unit Tax Returns

  • Public Disclosure Policy 990 IRS Unit

  • Review of Form 990 IRS Unit

  • Unit Employee Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

  • Unit Officer Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

  • Unit Record Retention Policy

  • Unit Whistleblower Policy

  • How to File your 990

  • IRS Form 8822-B    **New Requirement*

 

American Legion Auxiliary Brochures & Publications

 

The American Legion Auxiliary publish several information brochures for distribution to the ppublic by its members.

Click - ALA Girls State/Nation Brochure

Click - American Legion Auxiliary At A Glance  Brochure

Click - American Legion Auxiliary Your American Legion Family Brochure

Click - American Legion Auxiliary Your American Legion Family Brochure

Click - American Legion Auxiliary - eNewsletter

Click - American Legion Auxiliary Magazine online